Hugh Jackman thinks Tom Hardy would make a ‘great’ Wolverine

What if Tom Hardy went from DC villain to Marvel hero? It’s something Hugh Jackman said he wouldn’t mind seeing when asked about who might be the next actor to unleash Wolverine’s adamantium claws.

Speaking with MTV, Jackman discussed who would make a worthy successor to his over 15 years of performances as Wolverine. Jackman is no stranger to the question – though he’d like you not to forget he still has his third standalone Wolverine film to complete – and while he doesn’t have an ongoing list, he did mention Hardy by name as an interesting option.

“He’s younger than me for sure, [but] I think Tom Hardy would be a great [Wolverine],” he said to MTV News.

Hardy is, of course, no stranger to the comic book movie world, having played Bane opposite Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. He was also at one point attached to star in the Suicide Squad ensemble. When asked recently if he wanted to return to the DC superhero movieverse, Hardy said, “Of course. I’m Bane.”

Watch Jackman discuss his inevitable, and likely younger, successor below. The final solo outing for Logan is set to hit theaters in 2017.